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Arnold Mitchem Fellows Program

Dr. Mitchem (center) with a group of Mitchem Fellows and DePaul facultyThe Arnold Mitchem Fellows Program serves first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented sophomores planning to attend graduate school and pursue a research career. Participation in the program is an academic yearlong commitment.

The program is named after Arnold L. Mitchem, Ph.D., President Emeritus of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). Dr. Mitchem has been a voice for low-income, first-generation students and individuals with disabilities his entire career. Thanks to his work, the federally funded TRiO Programs has expanded by nearly 400 percent and now serves more than 872,000 students at 1,200 college and universities.

Dr. Mitchem has received honorary doctoral degrees from nine American universities, including DePaul. In addition, DePaul is one of several universities to offer fellowships named after Dr. Mitchem to encourage both opportunity and achievement in higher education.

For more information, contact:
Arnold Mitchem Fellows Program
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Levan 110, Suite 133
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-4602 | mitchemfellows@depaul.edu